Sierra Madre Villa
L Line 
Sierra Madre Villa Station (3969551714).jpg
Sierra Madre Villa station and pedestrian bridge viewed from the 4th floor of the parking structure
General information
Location149 North Halstead
Pasadena, California
Coordinates34°08′52″N 118°04′53″W / 34.1478°N 118.0813°W / 34.1478; -118.0813Coordinates: 34°08′52″N 118°04′53″W / 34.1478°N 118.0813°W / 34.1478; -118.0813
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeFreeway median
Parking965 spaces[2]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[1]
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-07-26)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
toward Atlantic
L Line Arcadia
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Allen A Line Arcadia

Sierra Madre Villa station is a light rail station on the L Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located in the median of Interstate 210 (Foothill Freeway), at Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, after which the station is named, in Pasadena, California. The light rail station opened on July 26, 2003, as the northern terminus of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project. This station and all the other original and Foothill Extension stations will be part of the A Line upon completion of the Regional Connector project in 2022.

The station has a 965 space, five-floor parking garage, accessed from Sierra Madre Villa Avenue and North Halstead Street.[2] The first floor of the parking garage has a multi-bay bus plaza, and the fourth floor has the train platform access, with faregates, ticket vending machines and a pedestrian bridge, which passes over the westbound lanes of the Foothill Freeway.

Sierra Madre Villa was the L Line's northern terminus from 2003 until 2016. Service on the first phase of the Gold Line Foothill Extension began on March 5, 2016, which extended the line to APU/Citrus College station.[3]

The station structure was designed by artist Tony Gleaton and features large photo portraits suspended above the platform access stairways. The adjacent 965-space parking structure was designed by artist Beth Thielen, using a theme of "nature and movement". The station, under naming schemes, is named for Sierra Madre Villa Avenue rather than the nearby city of Sierra Madre, although the major thoroughfare leads to Sierra Madre.

Station layout

Level 4 Bridge level Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit, park and ride
Platform level Northbound  L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Arcadia)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound  L Line toward Atlantic (Allen)
Level 1 Street level Entrance/Exit, Bus Plaza

Hours and frequency

L Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily. Monday through Friday, trains on the L Line operate every 10 minutes during peak hours, every 12 minutes during the midday hours, and every 20 minutes into the evening. During the weekends, trains operate every 12 minutes most of the day, but every 20 minutes in the early morning and evening hours.[4]


As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[5]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:


  1. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (March 5, 2016). "Metro Gold Line extension tests San Gabriel Valley's support for transit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Metro L Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  5. ^ "L Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 12, 2022.

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